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gabrielle giffords will join wayne lapierre to testify on gun control. pa trach lay hee called the hearing in response to the newton shooting where 20 children and six adults were killed. but lapierre says he doesn't believe the shooting should lead to new gun control laws. he plans to tell the committee law-abiding gun owners will not accept the blame of criminals. we could see fire here on capitol hill when senator dianne feinstein gets her turn to question lapierre at today's hearing. feinstein has been an outspoken critic of the nra. tuesday she told reporters they have fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course and the time has come to make people safe. lapierre says congress shouldn't pass any new laws until the government starts enforcing the laws already on the book. it's still unclear whether former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will attend but we understand from blumenthal that a surprise guest will appear. he's not identifying who that is. >> that should be interesting. susan mcginnis in washington, thanks. >> another hi
. americans are counting on you. >> pelley: we'll hear from gabrielle giffords and the n.r.a. nancy cordes reports from capitol hill. michelle miller has one mother's story from newtown. a massive storm system is moving across the country tonight. what's coming next from meteorologist david bernard. weekend, jim axelrod in new orleans, where the city's chefs have served up an economic recovery. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the senate judiciary committee had assembled for the first congressional gun control hearing since the sandy hook tragedy when the surprise witness appeared. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords of arizona was led by the hand by her husband, mark
and she is grateful for the help. >>> an emotional plea from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords today for action on gun violence. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. >> giffords appeared before the senate judiciary committee, which is holding the first hearings on gun control since newtown, connecticut, the shooting there. the washington post says giffords' speech therapist wrote the statement and it took a tremendous amount of practice for her to read it. >> amazing. >>> well, coming up, how san francisco saved new orleans from making a terrible mistake. >>> and a bay area woman goes for a walk. next thing she knows, she's going over a cliff. >>> and don't be fooled by the cute face. proof that house cats are really little killing machines. >>> things are pretty active back east. we had severe weather roll through new orleans. 30 different tornadoes touching down in the southeastern u.s. for us, nothing but sunshine. when is that pattern going to change? what about super bowl sunday? we've got
gabrielle giffords. the senators debating an assault weapons ban. >> grand opening today for the bay area's newest walmart. how the new neighbor changes an upscale vision for the community. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. and the city wants to be sure forty-niners fans don't follow >>> now at 6:30, it was an ugly end to the giants world series win and the city wants to be sure 49ers fans don't follow suit on super bowl sunday. the mayor met with owners in the mission. da lin reports. >>> reporter: 19th and mission was hit hard both times the giants won world series. that's why the mayor, police chief and fire chief came to reassure business owners that won't happen again. mayor lee met with the mission business owners this afternoon. >> everybody is celebrating safety. >> we are worried about the super bowl. >> he reassure them this type of rowdy celebration won't h
." on the other side of the debate astronaut mark kelly, whose wife former congresswoman gabrielle giffords was badly injured in the tucson shooting in 2011. gun owner himself, kelly will argue today that assault weapons like the one that was used to wound his wife and kill six others don't belong on the streets. the politics of gun safety are complicated on capitol hill. even some of the most liberal senators are supporters of gun rights, including senator patrick leahy of vermont, who will be chairing thood's inging today's hearing. harry reid was noncommittal when asked of what he thought was an assault weapons ban introduced by his colleague, dianne feinstein. >> she believes in it fervently and i admire her for that. i'll take a look at that. >> reporter: any moves to restrict gun ownership will be met with fierce opposition from the right. >> gun violence is not a disease, and lawful gun ownership is not a disease. it is a constitutionally protected individual right. >> reporter: gun laws in the district of columbia are pretty strict but a pair of republican se
for legislation by the president and some lawmakers. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, herself a victim of gun lens made dramatic appearance. in a brief plea giffords urged lawmakers to act quickly. >> the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> at the same hearing giffords' husband mark kelly pushed forward requiring background checks, but wayne lapierre of the national rifle association said criminals never submit to them. >> we're going to make all the law-abiding people go through the system and then we're not going to prosecute any of the bad guys if we do catch one, and none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> requiring private sellers to require a background check before they transfer a gun is -- i mean for us, i can't think of something that would make our country safer than doing just that. >> during his testimony kelly made reference to another shooting in arizona. a gunman opened fire at a phoenix office yesterday. one person was killed. two others were wounded. and the gunman is on the run. >>> city
of weapons. cbs reporter danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabrielle giffords arrived as an unscheduled witness to the first senate hearing on gun violence since the mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: she was nearly killed in a tucson shooting in 2011 and came to capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly, to push for tighter gun restrictions. members of the senate judiciary committee are discussing an assault weapons ban and strengthening background checks. >> i go through background checks. i expect everyone else, too. >> reporter: the nra executive violent wayne lapierre is representing gun owners at the hearing. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> reporter: while gun control is getting new attention here on capitol hill, getting laws passed is an uphill battle. republicans and democrats are strong gun rights supporters. >> the 1994 assault weapons ban did not stop columbine. th
cordes was there. >> reporter: at one end of the witness table was gabrielle giffords' husband. at the othhe c the national rifle association wayne lapierre, who argued new gun laws are nun necessary. >> the fact is, we could dramatically cut crime in this country with guns and save lives all over this country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have on the books. i'm talking about drug dealers with guns, gangs with guns and felons with guns. they're simply not being enforced. the numbers are shocking. >> reporter: democrats and some republicans said background checks need to be expanded to include firearm purchases made at gun shows. baltimore county police chief jim johnson: >> the best way to stop a bad guy from getting a gun in the first place is a good background check. >> my problem with back-- background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> mr. lapierre, that's the point. the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check. it will stop them from the original purchas
of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords representing the other side wayne lapierre the executive vice president for the national rifle association. congress is considering some new gun safety legislation that includes an assault weapons ban, limits on high capacity magazines, and universal background checks. >>> still ahead, blackberry breaks back into the cell phone market but will it help struggling sales? >> more and more people are heading to new orleans for super bowl xlvii including bay area native pat monegan and his band train. we catch up with him coming up. been shopping so smart, cash back with your freedom card getting cash back on what? close shave and haircut fan for the ceiling. you're gonna cool off that hoooounddd! tonight you gotta get your cash back, on new slacks. use freedom on lunch with jack. everybody get! everybody get! get your cash back. chase freedom. mecca for musicians right michelle?? >>> they like to party in new orleans. they also like to listen to great music, jazz, pete fountain, harry connick, and a few rock and rollers from
's a check of traffic. back to you. >>> an emotional plea from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords yesterday for action on gun violence. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying, too many children. >> giffords appeared before the senate judiciary committee which is holing the first hearings on gun control since newtown, connecticut's shooting. the "washington post" says giffords' speech therapy wrote the statement and it took a tremendous amount of practice for her to read it yesterday. >>> some dangerous winds and tornadoes ripped through four southeastern states. the tornadoes causing major damage in adairsville, georgia. you can see the funnel cloud barreling through the downtown area. mighty scary. it flipped cars, demolishing homes. at least one person is dead in that town. same storm system is blamed for another death in tennessee. storm has passed but temperatures are expected to drop in the southeast today. >>> here's what happens when somebody bets against the ravens. our game day wager with the cbs station in baltimor
and the husband of wounded former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. a two-day gun buyback program in new jersey netted over 2,000 weapons. all of this seven weeks after the newtown massacre and as the president and members of congress lay out their proposal for gun control. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan.
, and tornados. >>> we must do something. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords tells members of congress to take action on limiting gun violence while parents of sandy hook victims make their plea for stricter gun laws. >> i truly believe that we can together make the world a better place. together we can turn this tragedy into the event that turned the tide. >>> and a hostage crisis unfolds in alabama where a gunman has held a 5-year-old boy captive in an underground bunker for more than a day. >>> and president obama's nominee to work with the defense department. former republican senator chuck hagel begins what could be a tough road to confirmation. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 31st, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, folks in the southeast are assessing the damage this morning after dangerous tornado producing storm system demolished homes and killed at least two people. the giant twister tore through
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